‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Is Going to Some Very Dark Places

Chris Tilly
Movies Harry Potter
Movies Harry Potter

A new trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald debuted at Comic-Con today. The footage kicks off with young Newt Scamander saying, “I’m scared, Professor Dumbledore.” There then follows a Defence Against the Dark Arts lesson in which Scamander reveals that his greatest fear is “having to work in an office.”

Much of the trailer sets up Grindelwald‘s war with the war with the wizarding world. Dumbledore even tells Newt, “I can’t move against him, it has to be you.”

And finally, we catch a glimpse of Newt going toe-to-toe with the villain, Grindelwald taunting him by saying “Mr. Scamander, do you think Dumbledore will mourn for you?”

The Darkest Story Yet

The film’s cast — including Eddie Redmayne, Zoe Kravitz, and Jude Law — then appeared onstage to discuss the movie. With Law claiming that his Dumbledore is “a very sprightly 45” and stating, “The depths and darkness of this story are possibly the darkest that this story has plumbed before.”

Johnny Depp then appeared — in character and costume — and delivered a Grindelwald speech, telling the Hall H crowd, “The moment has come for us to rise up and take our place in the world.”

Chris Tilly
FANDOM Managing Editor in the UK. At this point my life is a combination of 1980s horror movies, Crystal Palace football matches, and episodes of I'm Alan Partridge. The first series. When he was in the travel tavern. Not the one after.
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